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Leggings for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Leggings for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Tunic

Quote of the day: “If I looked at the roadblocks, I would never have been able to see the road.” Tamron Hall

Leggings are now seen everywhere, being worn casually and for dress up; yet there is some controversy whether older women should wear them.  Let’s just get something straight—fashion isn’t about hard and steadfast rules anymore…it’s about what makes you look and feel good.  That being said, my opinion for us older ladies is to stick with a legging that has some structure to it—and maybe, not quite as tight as the younger generation.  These now come in a ponte material which is a thicker double knit fabric with stretch.  Nevertheless, since these pants are tighter by nature, pairing them with a tunic can be a good addition to balance out the proportion of your body.

Leggings for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Leggings for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Jodie (50’s) Outfit: Since I don’t own a tunic, I had to borrow this tunic from my mother!  I love the unexpected coloring combo of lilac and brown!

Leggings: (similar here)~~Tunic: Style Studio (similar here)~~Boots: Vaneli (similar here)~~Necklace: White Plum (here)~~Earrings: 599fashion.com (similar here)

Leggings for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Leggings for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Nancy (60’s) Outfit: This tunic is a product of a fun time in Mexico…it’s actually more of a poncho.  I think the embroidery on it is so unique!

Leggings: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Tunic: Kohinoor (similar here)~~Shoes: American Eagle (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Leggings for the 50's, 60's, & 70's Leggings for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Charlotte (70’s) Outfit: Mom doesn’t truly consider these leggings because they aren’t snug tight.  They are, however, a stretchy knit and look great on her!  The scarf is actually attached to the tunic, so mom added the pendant for some pizzazz.

Leggings: Apt 9 (similar here)~~Tunic: Style & Co (similar here)~~Boots: Hush Puppies (similar here)~~Scarf Pendant: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!  Do you have an opinion on the leggings for older women issue?

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Longer print tunics to consider purchasing if you need one:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Leggings look good with tunics, as do skinny jeans. A comfy but elegant look.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen.
      Funny, how in such a short time, I’ve grown to love leggings more and more!! And that’s a good thing!

  • Yes on the leggings. No on leggings as stand-alone pants out in public — at any age or body type. It’s TMI!

  • LOVE this post! As a college student, Im such a huge fan of leggings. Its a simple, effortless piece that can make an outfit edgy or chic. They’re definitely suitable for every age group!


  • I love this post, and love wearing leggings and honestly, I dont see myself stopping anytime soon. I am 35…my ma and older sister hate it when I wear leggings, for the most part of the year I live in Nigeria where wearing leggings is not the norm unless you are going for something ultra-casual. I wear it with my dressey dresses though and was delighted to see Tina Turner (who is in her 60s, non?)got married wearing a fab luxe dress with luxe leggings to match!

    • I laugh when you said your mom & sis hate it…because I used to feel that way. I think some of us have to see something over & over before we “like” it! But kudos to you for doing what you like—and who knows—maybe they’ll be wearing them soon!! jodie

  • Glenda Bibbero

    I love leggings and a tunic when it is done right. The incorrect usage of leggings make them scary for older women and the sloppy looking tunics scare some of us away. If you stick to nice tunics or dresses (always long enough) and the better leggings, you can be comfortable and chic. I love your examples and can’t wait to see Darlene’s as well. Always looking for a new look!

  • I have been drawn to tunics lately but don’t own too many since I always feel so sloppy in them. These are some great examples how chic they can be.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Thanks Alice…maybe that’s why I don’t own any–the sloppiness factor. But it is good to try new things, right?

  • How could you not own a tunic?!! Get to the thrift store…stat!! Love the paisley tunic…love how your mom added the pendant. I too, love a ponte knit legging…I own three colors. I recently purchased the latest skimmer legging from HUE to feature in MY upcoming tunic and leggings posts. You beat me too it! lol 😉

    • I know, I think I’ll go buy a tunic, but my mom lives 5 minutes away and she has a closet full of things I can borrow!! Maybe when goodwill has there next 50% off…then I’ll go! Can’t wait to see your leggings & tunic!!